• Again global climate protests

    Again global climate protests

    the hague March 15, 2019 15:16 Hot Recent News

    School students from all over the world have skipped school to demand that governments take more action against climate change. Worldwide more than 2000 protests were scheduled in…

  • USA: leaving Soros University disappointing

    USA: leaving Soros University disappointing

    washington December 3, 2018 20:16 Hot Recent News

    The United States calls it disappointing that a university founded by the Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros should stop activities in Hungary. The Central European University (CEU) announced on Monday that it was 'expelled' from the Central European country.

  • Taxi driver attacked with samurai sword

    Taxi driver attacked with samurai sword

    vienna December 1, 2018 09:48 Hot Recent News

    An Austrian taxi driver was injured when angry passengers attacked him with a samurai sword. According to the police, the men refused to pay the fare and apparently got into anger when they were told they had to get out.

  • Persbreidelrel in Austria

    Persbreidelrel in Austria

    vienna September 26, 2018 04:48 Hot Recent News

    The right-wing Austrian government has called for the freedom of the press to be curtailed. The ghost of censorship passes through the Alpine country, just like in EU countries like Hungary and Poland.

  • FPÖ Minister Kickl rejects media warning

    FPÖ Minister Kickl rejects media warning

    vienna September 25, 2018 23:16 Hot Recent News

    The Austrian Minister of Internal Affairs Herbert Kickl has distanced himself from a leaked e-mail, in which a spokesman for his department warns the police about certain media. 'The wording with regard to handling critical media does not have my approval,' Kickl said on Tuesday. 'Freedom of the press is untouchable and an essential pillar of a democratic society.'

  • Austria is questioning punishment in Hungary

    Austria is questioning punishment in Hungary

    vienna September 16, 2018 17:00 Hot Recent News

    Hungary receives support from neighboring Austria. The European Parliament wants the European Union to use the toughest criminal proceedings against Hungary. This can ultimately ensure that Hungary loses its voting rights in Europe. However, the Austrian populist government party FPÖ doubts whether the process has gone according to the rules.

  • Italy rejects Austria's South Tyrol plan

    Italy rejects Austria's South Tyrol plan

    rome September 8, 2018 20:32 Hot Recent News

    The Italian Government strongly rejects Austria's plan to offer Austrian citizens the Austrian nationality. She has learned that Vienna is working on a legal text that allows the inhabitants of the Alto Adige province, regardless of whether they speak German or Italian, to give an Austrian passport. 'That initiative is misplaced because of the disturbing founding effect that may possibly go,' said Rome in a reaction.

  • EU legislation requires cryptocurrency

    EU legislation requires cryptocurrency

    vienna (anp) September 7, 2018 21:00 Hot Recent News

    Cryptocurrency, such as bitcoin, does not pose a major risk to financial stability in the EU because of its small size, but consumers and investors need to be better protected against the risks of the virtual money system.

  • Comeback of controversial FPÖ politician

    Comeback of controversial FPÖ politician

    vienna August 28, 2018 22:16 Hot Recent News

    The controversial Austrian politician Udo Landbauer (32) announced his comeback. The prominent member of the right-wing populist FPÖ resigned after it became known that he sang after-songs in his student days. The association of which he was vice-president, Germania, was proud of her collection of anti-Semitic song lyrics. The infamous book surfaced just before the state elections in February.

  • Putin for discussion with Merkel

    Putin for discussion with Merkel

    berlin/moscow August 17, 2018 15:00 Hot Recent News

    Russian President Putin speaks Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday evening in her official residence, the castle of Meseberg north of Berlin. This dialogue is the first they hold in Germany since relations cooled in 2014 after the Russian annexation of Crimea and the uprising in eastern Ukraine. Merkel began her fourth reign in March and Putin was re-elected in the same month. In May, Merkel visited Putin in Sochi.

  • 'You do not run like a gay man'

    'You do not run like a gay man'

    vienna August 15, 2018 09:32 Hot Recent News

    An 18-year-old Afghan who wanted to apply for asylum in Austria because he would not be accepted as a homosexual at home received a rejection. Reason: 'The way you walk, behave and dress you do not indicate in any way that you could be gay.'

  • Ban on doner kebab in metro

    Ban on doner kebab in metro

    vienna July 14, 2018 14:51 Hot Recent News

    The Austrian capital Vienna wants to ban food from strong smelling food such as liver cheese, kebabs, pizza and noodles in the underground. The measure will be introduced on a metro line in September.

  • American will found bomb in plane as a souvenir

    American will found bomb in plane as a souvenir

    July 12, 2018 17:54 Hot Recent News

    An American tourist has caused considerable commotion at an airport in Vienna, by taking a non-exploded bomb from the Second World War out of her bag at customs. The 24-year-old lady wanted to know if she could take the bomb as a souvenir. The answer could not have been clearer...

  • 'German intelligence service spies on neighbors'

    'German intelligence service spies on neighbors'

    vienna June 16, 2018 19:33 Hot Recent News

    The Austrian authorities have asked Germany for clarification of the systematic spying of government services and companies by the intelligence service BND for years. The magazine 'Profil' and the Viennese newspaper 'Der Standard' revealed these German bugging practices on Saturday.

  • Merkel is alone

    Merkel is alone

    berlin June 13, 2018 04:42 Hot Recent News

    The German head of government Merkel is almost alone with her asylum policy. At the visit of the Austrian chancellor Kurz last night it became painfully clear that Vienna is on the side of Munich and Orbans Hungary. 'If Europe does not function as a unit in illegal migration, great damage can occur, also for the Schengen zone', the chancellor threatened.

  • Fear of rapidly rising oil prices

    Fear of rapidly rising oil prices

    June 12, 2018 13:15 Hot Recent News

    The oil sector represents the largest decrease in production capacity in thirty years. The buffer held by Opec countries is threatening to drop to 2% due to high demand, the bottom since 1984. In conflicts or production constraints, there is not much of a price increase.

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